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Overarm Throw

The overarm throw is a manipulative skill frequently used in many sports, such as cricket, softball and baseball.

The arm action is also used in athletics with the javelin, with the overhead serve and smash in tennis, volleyball and badminton, and passes in netball and basketball.

  • Look at your target.
  • Point to the target (with your non-throwing arm).
  • Stand side on.
  • Step forward with leading foot and throw.
  • Swing your non-throwing arm down and back as you prepare to throw.
  • Step, throw and follow-through down and across your body.